Coogee Chemicals was established in 1970 in Rockingham to produce copper sulfate. It has become a manufacturer of largely inorganic chemicals and is a tank terminal operator (including sulfuric acid and imported petroleum fuels).
As a joint venturer is manufactures sodium cyanide (AGR) and chloralkali (Nufarm-Coogee).
It is a fast growing entrepreneurial company that is prepared to develop its own technology (developing xanthate technology in response to "excessive licensing costs") and exploiting opportunities to reduce costs (buying up surplus storage tanks).
Products produced include:
|aluminium sulfate (for water treatment), copper sulfate (for timber, mining and stock feed),|
|ferrous sulfate monohydrate (for animal feed),|
|ferrous sulfate heptahydrate (for fertiliser),|
|sodium aluminate (for titanium dioxide production),|
|ammoninium chloride (for titanium dioxide production) and xanthates.|
|sodium and potassium silicates|
|copper sulfate at Kwinana WA and Mt Isa Qld. The Mt Isa site uses some recently developed metallurgy with a fast eamine leach. The energy efficient process produces an intermediate tri-basic copper sulfate that simplifies the crystallisation step.|
Coogee also manufactures:
|Sulfate chemicals with interests in:|
|BHP's Queensland Cannington mine producing sulfates of copper, aluminium and zinc (used in recovery of lead, zinc and silver).|
|A Malaysian plant (joint venture with Tioxide (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as Pacific Iron Products Sdn Bhd) to produce ferrous sulfate adjoining their partner's titanium dioxide plant.|
In 1998/99 it had a turnover of A$65 million, having increased 14 per cent over the previous year, employed 140 personnel having increased by 12 per cent.
During 2000, Coogee will acquire the methanol business of BHP in Victoria as a JV with the Australian Submarine Corporation. It has purchased a gas/condensate field.
PO Box 5051
Western Australia 6969
Phone 61 8 9439 8205
Fax 61 8 9439 8305